Category Archives: Rapid Innovation Unit

Creating an innovation unit or innovation lab to speed up innovation, Open Innovation, Innovation Leadership, Innovation Portfolio, and Digital Transformation

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2017 Open-Innovation Centers: multifaceted, and new-business-models oriented

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While 2016 saw innovation centers, intrapreneurship programs, corporate startups accelerators, and corporate FabLabs blossom, I expect 2017 to see the rise of a new kind of open-innovation centers: they will be multifaceted, and oriented toward the shape of new business … Continue reading

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Agile Intrapreneurship at LabCovéa, by Philippe Lebeaupin

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Philippe Lebeaupin is Innovation Coach at Lab Covea, and one of the founders of this incubator for intrapreneurs. He explains the way he coaches intrapreneurs’ projects, sharing some exciting business pivots along the way! Continue reading

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The Social Media Lab from Belgium, with François Lambotte

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François Lambotte, PhD in Management Science, professor, and deputy dean of ESPO (University in economical, scoial, political, and communication sciences) is heading the UCL Social Media Lab. UCL means Catholic University of Louvain, a great city near Brussels in Belgium. But what does Social Media Lab encompass? François tells us more about it. Continue reading

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A visit at Media Lab Bayern with Stefan Sutor

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Stefan Sutor is Head of Strategy and Innovation at Media Lab Bayern. What’s the purpose of Media Lab Bayen? Stefan kindly takes for a tour in this tremendous entity. Continue reading

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Accenture Innovation center, creativity on starting-blocks

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What is the Paris Accenture Innovation Center ? In a nutshell, a dizzying innovation team, acting in a tremendous place for creativity!
Albane Liger Belair, Accenture Paris Innovation Center Director, kindly walked me through this amazing space. Continue reading

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Startups studios, a new kind of startups and innovation accelerators

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Startups Studios are a new kind of accelerators for innovation: instead of accelerating startups previously settled, like traditional incubators and accelerators do, they participate to the set-up of the start-up. A start-up studio is a company that starts companies! Continue reading

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Customer driven innovation at Ricoh, with Mike Irvine

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Mike Irvine is the leader of Ricoh’s European Technology Centre. His team is responsible for bridging the gap between Customers business needs and the Ricoh engineering and development teams. I met with Mike at Barcelona Innovation summit, and was impressed by the presentation he delivered on customer driven innovation, and how Ricoh unfolds various ways to involve customers in its product roadmap. Mike kindly accepted to answer a few questions about it. Continue reading